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McLaren Flat to McLaren Vale Scenic Trail | Now Open

McLaren Flat to McLaren Vale Trail Officially Open
Families, runners, cyclists, walkers and visitors can now use a safe and scenic trail connecting the iconic townships of McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale for the first time.
The 3.6-kilometre Flat to Vale Trail—which runs between Blewitt Springs Road, McLaren Flat, and the McLaren Vale Sports Ground, McLaren Vale—officially […]

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Best Activities & Things to Do for Teenagers in Adelaide

The BEST activities and places to visit with teens & tweens in Adelaide
When the school holidays roll around or there’s a free weekend ahead and you need to get the older kids out of the house (and off their screens!), we have the best boredom busters to help!  
Take a look at our list below […]

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New Mountain Bike Track at Echunga | Now Open

New Mountain Bike Track at Echunga
A new mountain bike track has been been opened at the North end of Echunga Community Park.
Designed by one of Australia’s best freestyle riders, Ryan Lloyd from Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc., the 450m track is opposite Echunga Primary School at the north end of the Community Park. The track was […]

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New Wetland & Fitness Circuit | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

New Wetland & Walking Track at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The new Wetland project is now open to explore, along with the new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area, at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve.
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on […]

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New Nature Play Space & Kaurna Reflection Area | Kensington Gardens Reserve | Review

Kensington Wama Mukangka/Nature Play Space
The new Nature Play Space and Kaurna Reflection Area are now open at Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve
The Kensington Gardens Reserve Project, located in the south-east corner of Kensington Wama/Kensington Gardens Reserve, was officially opened by Premier Steven Marshall on 18 January 2022.  The impressive new play space with nature play features […]

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Sam Willoughby International BMX Track | Glenthorne National Park

Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility
The Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility officially opened on 22 January with the Summer Showdown 2022 AusCycling BMX National Rounds.
The new Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility is South Australia’s only international-standard BMX track.  It is part of a major sports precinct in the south, including a new $7 million southern soccer […]

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Capella Drive Reserve | Skate Park & Playground | Hallett Cove

Nannigai and Capella Reserves Precinct- New Skate Park, Playground & Bigger Car Park.
Construction work commenced in April 2021 on the new look skate park and bigger car park at Capella Reserve, Hallett Cove. 
Marion City Council will transform Nannigai and Capella Reserves over stages from 2020 – 2022 following endorsement on the Hallett Cove precinct plan in […]

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Adelaide Park Lands Trail | Walk or Ride around the City with Kids

Adelaide Park Lands Trail
The Adelaide Park Lands Trail is a 19.5km loop around the city that families can explore by foot or on bikes.  
The City of Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful park lands and there is a family friendly trail 19.5km long that loops right around the city. You can choose to explore all […]

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Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve | Opened 11 Dec 2021 | Review

Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve in SA is Now Open for Recreational Fun
by Brooke Hendry
After 120 years, they’ve finally opened the gates to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve, and it’s one to put on your SA must visit list.
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve is located only 35 minutes from the Adelaide CBD  in the Southern suburb of Happy […]

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Road & Cycle Safety Centre | Ridgehaven | Opening to the Public from Jan 2022

Road & Cycle Safety Centre Opening to the Public in January 2022
The Road & Cycle Safety Centre, located on Hazel Grove in Ridgehaven, is undergoing a $500,000 makeover to provide FREE public access.
The Road & Cycle Safety Centre makes learning how to ride fun for children of all ages. The enclosed open space has a […]

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The Best Runs, Walks & Rides in Your Local Council | South Australia

 
SA Councils Hiking, Cycling & Walking Trails, Parks & Gardens 
South Australia has fantastic walking, hiking and cycling trails, parks and gardens plus sporting and community facilities that are maintained by our local councils. These facilities provide space for friends, families and community groups to keep healthy and spend quality time together. 
Our social activities, gatherings and […]

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Clare Bike Park Upgrade Plans | Nov 2021

Clare Bike Park Upgrade
The Trail Collective in collaboration with the Clare & Gilbert Valley Council have revealed their plans for a bike park in Clare.
The Trail Collective creates global scale dirt trails, BMX play spaces, bike parks and pump tracks tailored for a variety of bike disciplines.  Based in Adelaide with over a combined experience […]

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SAPOL Road Safety Bike Centre Adelaide | Bonython Park | Review

SAPOL Road Safety Centre, Bonython Park – Port Road, Adelaide
by Sharon Harrington
We love visiting the SAPOL Road Safety Centre! It is the perfect spot for kids to practice riding their bikes.
The space is fully enclosed and free from cars, which makes it a really safe place for young kids to ride. It even has real […]

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#rideburnside | Free Pump Track | Burnside Council

[ August 17, 2021 to October 25, 2021. ]
Free Pump Track #rideburnside
The City of Burnside has an ‘all wheels – all ages’ pump track which is available to use for free at various locations throughout the council area.
The pump track initially arrived on site at the Burnside Civic Centre in February 2020 as part of a 12 month trial across four locations in the […]

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Morton Road Sports and Community Hub | Christies Downs

Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park and Morton Road Sports and Community Hub
The completion of the sprawling, family-friendly park at Christie Downs’ Morton Road Reserve is the latest construction milestone for the Sports and Community Hub.
This park was formally named on 19 October 2021 following community consultation. The Aboriginal name ‘Niipu-niipu Wama’ means ‘friendship park’ in the Kaurna […]

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Family Mountain Bike Park | Aston Hills | Mt Barker | Review

Head to the Hills for some mountain biking fun at Aston Hills trail park in Mount Barker.
by Katrina Gogel
Aston Hills trail park opened in 2019 and is an exciting collaboration between the Mount Barker District Council, Lanser and TrailScapes. The mountain bike park was designed to respect and fit its environment and provides users with […]

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Myponga Reservoir | Walking Trails, Bike Tracks, Fishing & Kayaking

[ March 28, 2021; ]
Enjoy, Explore, Preserve at Myponga Reservoir
Myponga Reservoir on-water access for kayaking available from 28 March 2021.
In April 2019, Myponga Reservoir Reserve became ours to enjoy with access for land-based recreational activities, which was then extended with an extra 3km of new trails. Shoreline fishing is also available with a permit, plus the fishing zone was then […]

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Amy Gillett Bikeway | Bike Riding from Oakbank to Mt Torrens | Adelaide Hills

A country bike ride along the Amy Gillett Bikeway
The Amy Gillett bikeway is a specially built bike trail which runs from Oakbank, through Woodside and Charleston to Mount Torrens in the Adelaide Hills. 
The bikeway was built to honour the memory of Amy Gillett, a member of the Australian women’s cycling team who was tragically killed […]

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Rejuvenation of Skate Parks in Elizabeth & Munno Para | 2021

Skate Parks Rejuvenation
Repairs and rejuvenation of the Elizabeth and Munno Para Skate Parks has been planned for expected completion in 2021. 
Originally expected to be completed by March 2021, the contractor has been unavoidably detained so the rejuvenation works have been delayed. Stay tuned on the City of Playford Facebook for updates regarding the new commencement date. 
The contractors […]

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Point Turton Nature Playspace and bike track

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track | Yorke Peninsula | Review

Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track
The Point Turton Nature Playspace and Bike Track on the Yorke Peninsula was upgraded and re-opened in 2019. It’s a great regional playground in this small seaside town, just up the road from the Point Turton Caravan Park, with the beach right in front.
The wonderful nature inspired playspace has […]

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New Path on the Sturt River Linear Park | Coromandel Valley | Jan 2021

The third stage of the Sturt River Linear Park Master Plan has recently been completed in Coromandel Valley, inspired by the area’s rich history and natural environment.
The master plan was developed in 2005 by the former Adelaide and Mount Lofty Natural Resources Management Board—now Green Adelaide. It forms an integral part of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Open […]

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Paradise Skate Park Redevelopment Design Plans | Campbelltown City Council | 2020

Paradise Skate Park Redevelopment 
Campbelltown City Council is developing a Master Plan for a proposed $2-$2.5m redevelopment of the existing Paradise Skate Park to a Recreation Plaza.
The proposed design by the The Trail Collective is expected to have skate, BMX and other wheels features as well as other active elements such as parkour and nature play.
The […]

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Alpine Road Reserve Playground | Seacombe Heights

Alpine Road Reserve Playground Review
The Alpine Road Reserve was upgraded in 2020 and features exciting and innovative equipment, including a flying fox, swing, timber platform with slide, asphalt scooter and a bike pump track.
One of the main attractions at this playground is Marion’s first Ninja Warrior course which features a series of challenges for children […]

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New Mt Lofty Summit Walking Trail Official Opening | Steub Trail | 10 Oct 2020

[ October 10, 2020; ] [caption id="attachment_140042" align="alignnone" width="630"] Boardwalk on the Steub Trail (Credit: Walking SA)[/caption]
Steub Trail to Mt Lofty Summit, Cleland Conservation Park Officially Opened
Ever wanted to hike to the Mt Lofty Summit without the steep incline? This new trail is for you. The 3.8-kilometre Steub Trail begins at Cleland Wildlife Park and gently climbs through forest woodlands on […]

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Reservoirs in South Australia to Visit with Kids

Reservoir Reserves Open for Public Access in South Australia for a Fun Family Day Out.
Some of South Australia’s reservoirs are now much more accessible and feature scenic walking and cycling trails, or access for kayaking and fishing. Other reservoirs offer amazing views and picnic areas. 
Many reservoirs are located within a one hour drive from Adelaide […]

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Wilfred Taylor Reserve Nature Playspace | Morphett Vale | Review

Explore the largest nature-based playspace in Adelaide’s south, at Wilfred Taylor Reserve.
By Brooke Hendry
Parents – load up that picnic basket and get ready for a treat! Wilfred Taylor Reserve, in Morphett Vale, is now open. Families, go in and roam, explore and play at what is now the largest nature-based playspace in the south of […]

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Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path

Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path | Gawler to Port Adelaide

Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path – Second Section Now Open
The second section of the Tapa Martinthi Yala Shared Use Path which runs alongside the Northern Connector motorway has now opened. This means people are now able to ride their bike, or walk, from Gawler to Port Adelaide (all off road).
The final section of the […]

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Angaston to Nuriootpa Track | Cycle the Barossa Valley

Angaston to Nuriootpa Track – Walk & Cycle through the Barossa
The Angaston to Nuriootpa Track is a high quality trail designed for both walking and cycling in the heart of the Barossa Valley.  With a smooth bitumen surface perfect for bike riding, the trail is wider than traditional paths so walkers and cyclists travelling in opposite […]

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Hiking & Biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve | Review

Hiking and biking at Mitcham’s Randell Park Reserve – Review
Sea views and quarry cliff faces are just a few of the things you’ll encounter at this reserve along the Mitcham Trail Network. 
by Carla Caruso
There is nothing better than discovering new places to explore near home – and Randell Park Reserve is one I recently added […]

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Kurangga Park BMX Track | Adelaide

Kurangga Park BMX Bike Track
For some families, it’s not as easy (or safe) for kids to just jump on their bikes and ride off down the street anymore like we did as kids (back in the old… days)!  If you have a child who loves to ride their bike and is quite a confident rider […]

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Mountain Bike Trail | Barossa Adventure Station | Angaston

Angaston Mountain Bike Trail at Barossa Adventure Station
A one-way 1km trail in the heart of the Barossa, the loop incorporates a range of fun features such as rollers, berms, a wall ride, and timber bridge to improve your riding skills.
TrailScapes completed the design and construction of the Angaston Mountain Bike Trail for The Barossa Council […]

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Tangari Trails Opening Jam | Woodcroft | 22 Feb 2020

[ February 22, 2020; ]
Tangari Trails Opening Jam in Woodcroft
Young BMX and mountain biking enthusiasts will love the new dirt jump site at Tangari Regional Park, located on the corner of Pine and Pimpala Roads at Woodcroft.
A project combining the City of Onkaparinga and the local community, the council responded when they noticed the community had been maintaining the jumps and […]

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New Skate Park for the City of Adelaide

  
Update on the new Skate Park to be built in the City of Adelaide
Adelaide is set to receive a new $3 million skate park integrated into the Gladys Elphick Park/Narnungga (Park 25) to be ready by mid 2022.
The previous city skate park on North Terrace was removed in 2015  to make way for a Uni SA  […]

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Aston Hills Adventure Trail Park | Bike Riding in Mt Barker

Aston Hills Adventure Trail Park in Mt Barker
The Aston Hills Adventure Trail Park is a collaboration between Lanser, the Mount Barker District Council and TrailScapes, providing a comprehensive network of outdoor mountain bike trails to suit all ages and riding abilities.
Adelaide company Trailscapes is an international trail builder with an impressive portfolio of projects, and […]

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Goolwa Skate Park Pump Track

Goolwa Skate Park New Pump Track
The seaside town of Goolwa in South Australia now has a brand new asphalt pump track, designed and constructed by TrailScapes (in front of the skate park).
The new pump track will be a great new attraction for the area. Being asphalt means it’s a nice smooth surface and suitable for […]

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Prospect Skate Park Image Credit Susannah Marks

George Whittle Reserve | Prospect Skate Park Review

George Whittle Reserve / Prospect Skate Park
Review by Susannah Marks
George Whittle Reserve (aka Prospect Skate Park) features a basketball court, tennis court, skate park, BBQ area and play equipment. It’s been given a facelift recently (see images from JPE Design Studio below) with the park having its official open day this month (20 October 2019 […]

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Mount Compass Recreation Park – Bike Park & Pump Track | Now Open | Oct 2019

The Mount Compass Recreation Park Bike Park & Pump Track is now open
The Mount Compass Recreation Park incorporates a state of the art skate park, pumping new BMX track and open play space for families to enjoy.
Above the impressive skate park bowl there is a sheltered spectator viewing area, including picnic table to overlook the spills, […]

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Felixstow Reserve | Natural Playspace | Review

Felixstow Reserve
Review by Susannah Marks
The first thing that impressed me about Felixstow Reserve was the tranquility.  Not in a Bonnie Doon “how’s the serenity?” way, but because of the feeling of being miles from the city and in and amongst nature. It’s a really lovely spot for a wander, or a big gathering.
Felixstow Reserve was […]

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Victor Harbor Skate Park review by Susannah Marks

Victor Harbor Skate Park | Review

Victor Harbor Skate Park
Victor Harbor Skate Park is in a great location just next to the foreshore. This popular skate park has a quality surface and ramps; and enough to keep skaters, scooters and riders of all ages busy and challenged.
Victor Harbor Skate Park Review by Susannah Marks
For kids (or parents!) who are into into skateboarding, […]

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West Beach Skate Park Comp | 7 Oct 2018

[ October 7, 2018; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
West Beach Skate Park Comp
Go down to the West Beach Skate Park on Sunday 7 October 2018 and compete in skate, scooter, or BMX.
The Skate Park League competitions are community based grass-roots events focused on embracing skate park culture and bringing the community together. All competitors will go in the draw to win one of […]

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